Get the Workation Guide: Next-Level Digital Nomad

Get the Workation Guide: Next-Level Digital Nomad

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It’s time to rethink what it means to be a digital nomad.

The stereotype of a digital nomad is someone young, unmarried, no kids, no mortgage. A workation – a blend of “work” + “vacation” – takes the idea of being a digital nomad to the next level.

Our family combines our love of travel with the reality and stability of our day jobs. Workations allow us to travel for longer periods of time than we could normally afford to if we were just taking a vacation. We get the best of both worlds: The chance to see the world while still earning our regular income.

My workation book Next-Level Digital Nomad: A guide to traveling and working from anywhere (even with kids and a day job) is the resource I wish I’d had when I planned our first workation: A practical and tactical how-to guide that kick-starts your adventure and saves you dozens of hours of planning:

  • Guidance for thinking through the trickiest questions, like asking your employer to work remotely, preparing for the kids’ absence from school and where to find a place to work while traveling
  • Loads of resources and ideas for creating your own workation
  • Step-by-step worksheets for efficient planning

In Next-Level Digital Nomad, I’ll take you through the planning and execution of a workation – whether you choose to go abroad like me or you want to head to Florida or the Rockies for a few weeks. If you work through this guide from start to finish, you will know:

  1. How to ask your employer for permission to work remotely
  2. How to work with your children’s school leading up to and during the workation
  3. Where to workation
  4. When to workation
  5. How to find a work space while workationing
  6. How to budget and plan out costs
  7. How to find a caregiver for your children or how to help them keep up with school work
  8. When you should begin planning each step
  9. How and what to pack

The Origin Story
Years ago, I wanted to live and work abroad temporarily without uprooting my life. No selling the house, no homeschooling the kids. My spouse and I had to keep our day jobs.

Get the Guide

I read Tim Ferriss’ Four-Hour Work Week  (4HWW) and was so excited by the possibilities it presented. The book is premised on the idea that time is the most valuable resource we have. It walks through specific concepts for businesses or ventures that allow you to take “mini-retirements,” which basically means you go away for several months to pursue projects or adventures you’ve always wanted to do, and work a minimum number of hours while doing it.

Although mini-retirements were not financially or logistically realistic for me, I did see the possibilities of being location-independent…of being able to do my job from anywhere in the world. I thought perhaps my husband’s work could be location-independent, too.

But I had two very young kids at the time, ages 1 and 3. But I had a spouse with a regular job. But I’d just started by own public relations consulting business. But I had car and house payments. I didn’t feel like I was in any position to travel for the foreseeable future.


But…after doing some research and brainstorming, I couldn’t stop thinking about the idea of working while on vacation. I looked for resources to help me plan, and I didn’t find much. There are lots of websites and books that tell you how to quit your job, sell your house, homeschool your kids and travel the world. There are also lots of sites to help you plan your dream vacation.

But what if you’re somewhere in between? What if you just want to shake up your life for a few weeks or months, and not drastically uproot your whole family?

Long story short, I couldn’t find any good resources to help guide a typical family. So I created one myself.

Next-Level Digital Nomad will give you the real-world tools to live like a digital nomad. Even with real-world responsibilities.